Girl playing the violin at Grosvenor Chapel

Christening photographer at Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street in Mayfair, central London

The family wanted extremely discreet coverage of this Christening, so I photographed the service from the gallery of the church, out of sight. It was interesting photographing entirely from overhead, and I enjoyed the challenge of looking for emotive moments and still documenting the key moments from a very tight viewpoint. I looked out for especially symbolic moments that would still read well from the tops of heads: holding hands, symmetrical patterns and important items such as the christening candle.

Grosvenor Chapel is stunning – with a huge, arching ceiling in very pretty pastel colours.

Before the service, I photographed friends and family arriving and greeting each other – these are always wonderfully emotive moments to look back on.

I always have a range of lenses with me to allow different perspectives, and to enable to photograph close-up if I have to stay far back from the action – definitely the case with this service! I don’t often use a 135mm lens for christenings, but I used it for much of this service as it allows me to photograph much closer in.

My high vantage point also gave me a great view of the organist, who was playing some wonderful music throughout the service.

I came back down to ground level to take some gently posed family group shots by the altar, as well as some with the godparents. It was all so overwhelming that this gorgeous little baby opted for a snooze as soon as the baptism was over.

The reception was held in the side room and garden of the church. The atmosphere was wonderful, helped along by live music from a wonderful string quartet.

It was lovely to see the affection and love between this family, and the huge amounts of joy on such a special day.

Discreet, emotive christening photography

Your child’s Christening or Baptism is one of life’s seminal moments, a joyful occasion where all your closest friends and family come together to welcome your baby to the world.

No-one can help but be moved by the grace and poignancy of the event. It inspires me every time. 

Rest assured I’m always discreet. My silent shutter and sensitive approach means you’ll barely notice as I quietly photograph your child’s special day. 

I’m focused on capturing the moments that matter – from the beauty of the venue to the atmosphere throughout the service and reception, as well as meaningful details like the cake or flowers. 

 

 

 

I’ll photograph the key moments of the service itself, as well as your guests’ reactions, scene setting photographs and group portraits – and I’ll document the fun of your reception. 

I always look to take photographs that will not only move you now, but will also bring back memories in years to come.

Please know that all families are 100% welcome – single parent families, same sex parents, all religions and backgrounds. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and I’m honoured to photograph each and every one.

I have a simple pricing structure, with no hidden surprises. 

You can find out what to expect here, and we can discuss what you're looking for to see if I'll be a good fit for your family. Just get in touch

 

 

Quality prints & albums

Albums are a wonderful way of showing your child what their christening day was like. It always seems such a shame that such a momentous day is almost always one a child won't remember! Creating a beautiful album puts your favourite photos in one book that you can look through together later, in years to come. 

I work with specialist printers and album suppliers to create truly stunning products for you to treasure, and to pass on to the next generations. It's a great opportunity to create some family heirlooms that your children can share with their own children in years to come. 

Every christening booking includes a store credit, so you can have a stunning print to remember the day by. You can also put your store credit towards an album, if you prefer.

 

Queensberry albums

What to expect